|Nancy Sherman 13October2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Rachel)|
Nancy Sherman was interviewed on October 13, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center. Nancy Sherman’s interview begins with a brief overview of her family’s history. As Nancy shares details of her maternal family’s arrival in the United States, she describes the success story of her great-grandmother who began as a worker in a sweatshop and eventually became an interior designer. Nancy then describes her life at the border of Queens and Long Island in New York...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Food and culinary traditions; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Literature; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Assimilation; Travel; Kiev; Amherst; Brother's ashkenazi; Anna Margolin; Kadia Molodovsky; Leonard Bernstein; Aaron Lansky; Itzik Manger; Sholem Aleichem; Hadassah; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
|Sarah Gordon 25August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Sarah Gordon is the lead singer of rock Yiddish band Yiddish Princess. Daughter of renowned Yiddish singer Adrienne Cooper, she grew up steeped in the Yiddish world of New York City. Sarah has performed and recorded with many of today's leading Klezmer bands, and also writes original Yiddish poetry. Sarah begins her interview detailing her family’s history. She explains that all four of her grandparents lived in Chicago, which was where her parents met, though her mother grew up near Berkley, ...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Scholarship; Israel; United States; Music; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Yiddish learning; Career and Professional Life; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Bina Veinreich; Klezmer; Yiddish Princess; Jacob Glatstein; Itzik Manger; Adrienne Cooper; Yiddish Princess; KlezKamp; KlezKanada; YIVO; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
|Benjamin Harshav 18March 2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)|
Benjamin Harshav, professor emeritus at Yale University, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 18, 2013 in North Haven, CT. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Benjamin Harshav Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, North Haven, CT, March 18, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Holocaust; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish speaker; Yiddish personalities; Education; Jewish education; Eastern Europe; Other languages; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Urban; World War Two; Israel; Zionism; Soviet Union; Anti-Semitism; Yiddish language; Rural; Immigration; Migration; Press; Benjamin Harshav; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Moyshe Kulbak; Sofye Gurevitch School; Lithuania; Regina Weinreich; Hashomer Hatzair; Polish; World War I; Chaim Grade; Avrom Sutzkever; Abraham Sutzkever; Itzik Manger; Gabi Weinreich; Yung Vilna; Max Weinreich; YIVO; Lucy Dawidowicz; Train; Russian; Ilya Ehrenburg
|Henry Slucki 15January2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)|
Henry Slucki, child survivor of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Henry was born in Paris and later escaped on a boat with other Jewish children from Portugal. He began to learn Yiddish in the United States when he stayed with a great aunt and uncle while his parents waited for entry visas from Cuba. Henry moved to Los Angeles in 1949 and has been involved in local Yiddish circles ever since...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Dance; Literature; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; World War Two; Other languages; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Career and Professional Life; Henry Slucki; Paris; France; Barcelona; Spain; Montauban; New York City; Cuba; California; Los Angeles; Itzik Manger; Sholem Community Organization; Child Survivors of the Holocaust Organization; Yiddishkayt LA; California Institute of Yiddish Language and Culture; Camp Kinderland; Yidish Kinder Teater; Yiddish Children's Theater; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 2000s; Communism; Communist Party; Hitler-Stalin Pact; Spanish; French; Secular; Veltlekh; Doikayt; Esperanto